Preview of The Black Keys’ “Run Right Back” from upcoming album, El CaminoAuthor: troyc | Filed under: News
The Black Keys showed again that they are continuing to move further from their traditional blues roots in the second “leaked” single, “Run Right Back” off of their upcoming new album, El Camino, set to be released December 6. Despite the move from the heavy blues vibe that may have drawn in many of their early fans, the Keys still prove they have the songwriting clout to keep fans around in this new single that is likely to get you dancing in your chair, even if you’re in a socially awkward situation to do so.
The song is upbeat, quick-rhythmed and has an undeniable pop-like hook. Dan Auerbach shows he is still ready to flex his falsetto, but doesn’t keep it over constant as could be alleged of “Everlasting Light.” There’s still plenty of return to a more gritty-toned vocal strut kept in there to give the song some hair on its chest.
There is certainly some influence from the album’s producer, Dangermouse, and some fans more linked to the early Keys style may feel abandoned with the new direction, but any musician will say with good frequency that to do what one has already done for the sake of its earlier success is dishonest – the artist will follow his/her own inner drive.
The song is previewed in the UK’s BBC radio personality Zane Lowe’s podcast at around the 29-minute mark. A brief lead-in precedes the song’s play, and also featured is some commentary on the song and even the “motivation” behind the new album’s title from The Black Keys’ drummer, Patrick Carney.
Check it out, critique my critique, insult me if you will, but most importantly, let me know what you think of the song. Follow this link to get to the show. It’s available only for a limited time, so I wouldn’t advise dawdling. But it’s new Keys, I’m sure I don’t have to spur haste. Enjoy.